OK I'm tired of drowning in my TBR and it's time to do something about it! I plan to reduce the amount of books I have but in a two part way.
This is the first part of my book cull. I am going to go through every book on my ereader and reference each one against Goodreads reviews before making a final decision on whether I really want to read it or not. I'll be looking to cull those with dreadful main characters, tropes I hate, confused writing and very slow starts. These are my biggest reasons for DNFing books so that is a good place to start.
I really do need to focus on the genres I love like non sex based UF, horror, non fiction politics, preppers and apocalypses, Tudor fiction, non fiction mountain climbing, history etc. If I'm going to be watching more TV and films, and watching favourite boxsets and getting in a few book re-reads of old favourites etc then I really need to focus my time on what I want to read most. I also want to read more on non fiction subjects that interest me so before I can do that, I need to get rid of the books that no longer interest me.
Hopefully I'll get my TBR reduced by doing this and giving myself more of a chance to get through books I really do want to read. I will also be tackling the physical books I own, clearing out those I no longer want even if I haven't read them yet. I MUST get space back and the local charity shops will be glad of the books I'm donating! I'm also planning to cull my cds as I don't listen to much music these days and I have way too many! Getting the TBR down will help to de-stress me and stop me feeling so overwhelmed. I hope it will also get me out of this terrible slump!
When my shelves are in better order, I will take some photos to share with you!
Are you planning a winter book cull or clearout? Are you taking back control of your shelves? Are you overwhelmed by the size of your TBR and needing a solution?